This excerpt taken from the GWW 10-K filed Mar 6, 2006.
Acklands Grainger Inc. (Acklands)
Acklands is Canadas leading broad-line distributor of industrial, automotive fleet and safety supplies. It serves customers through 165 branches and five distribution centers across Canada. Acklands distributes tools, lighting products, safety supplies, pneumatics, instruments, welding equipment and supplies, motors, shop equipment, fan belts and many other items. During 2005, approximately 15,000 sales transactions were completed daily. A comprehensive catalog, printed in both English and French, showcases the product line to facilitate customer selection. This catalog, with more than 40,000 products, supports the efforts of field sales representatives throughout Canada. In addition, customers can purchase products through acklandsgrainger.com.